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church are launching walk with francis. they want to commit to following his example of prayer and service. the groups are highlighting a catholic charities program called welcome home. it helps rehabilitate exprisoners through religion. you don't need a ticket if you're going to the ellipse to see pope francis circle the mall in the popemobile. security gates will open at 4:00 a.m. and close at 10:00 a.m. the pope's motorcade expected to drive through some time between 10:30 and 11:00. plan ongoing through security at every point. >> there will be multiple layers of screening including magnetometers and bag searches at all venues. >> you won't be able to bring food or drinks but you can buy some things there. once you're enside the gates -- inside the gates no one will be allowed to leave and come back. expect road closures and big delays for all of his visits from september 22nd through the
24th. after the pope meets with the president on september 23rd, the route in red where you can see right mere -- here that's where he'll ride around the ellipse. a jumbotron will be set up on the grounds to broadcast live coverage of the pope's public events that day. including the mass at the basilica. you can find out everything about the visit to d.c. on our app, that includes a lot more on the traffic impact. just search pope metro. >> a lot of other roads will be closed at different points while he's here. but we're used it. we're used to events like this, inaugurations and such. hopefully we'll get through it. >> the public needs to be aware. that's very important. 4:31 our time right now. >> chuck bell will tell us about a cooldown. you can feel the difference, chuck. >> you can, eun, as temperatures and dew points are starting to plummet as first cold front of two has moved east of our location. nice northwesterly breezes are driving cooler and less humid air into the region. only 61 degrees through much of the shenandoah valley.
low 60s in montgomery county. mid to upper 60s in and around the metro. dale city, virginia, 64 degrees at 7:00 this morning. lunch time temperature near 76 and 80 degrees by 6:00 p.m. this evening. going out to high school football tonight, absolutely perfect weather for that. so get into the weekend though, chances for rain are back in the picture. highs on saturday in the mountains only mid 70s and highs in the 60s on sunday. unfortunately rain likely both days. for now, a check on the traffic, please. >> good morning. still have this problem as you're headed through derwood and gaithersburg, westbound icc 200 at red land road. the only thing getting by is that left shoulder. hoping that's out of the way here in a little bit. prince george's county overall looking quite good this morning. no problems into town or out of town. we have some road work 390 northbound. 270 at falls road into town and
out of town, you're fine. the folks, a nice, easy commute at this point. 66, nice and green. same thing as you look at 95. earlier road work has been cleared out of the way. see you in ten minutes. >> thank you. 14 years ago our morning our nation saw evil on september 11, 2001. it was 9:37 in the morning when hijackers crashed flight 77 into the western facade of the pentagon. more than 200 people died there. news4's megan mcgrath is live at the pentagon with more on what's happening this morning to remember the lives lost. good morning. >> reporter: well, good morning, aaron. certainly this is a day to remember the victims and there are a number of observant ceremonies scheduled here at the pentagon today. but this is also a regular work day for people and shortly we are expecting to start to see some of the folks walking to their offices here at the pentagon. but certainly a very somber day as the victims are remembered here at the pentagon. now, at around 6:40 this morning
as the sun is upp coming up, we are going to see a large flag unfurled along the west side. that is where the plane made entry. also there's going to be a remembrance ceremony. that's going to get underway at 9:30 this morning. now, this is an invitation only event. it is open only to the families of the victims as well as survivors of the attack. now, the memorial here at the pentagon, that memorial -- [ no audio ] >> all right. it appears we lost megan's signal. we'll try to get her back and have more of her reporting from the pentagon. as the nation remembers 9/11, you can help others in the district at a meal packing event. it takes place on the national mall next to the reflecting pool. it runs until 4:00 p.m. each will last one hour.
another day of service event, the fifth annual muslims for lifeblood drive. that starts at 9:00 this morning. ceremonies are planned across the nation. nbc's dave wagner will join us in about ten minutes. it's 4:35. the latest now on a developing story. police are still searching for the suspect in a double shooting who led them on a chase through silver spring last night. news4 was first on the scene. it started around 9:30 at university boulevard and carroll boulevard. two adult men were shot, one was hospitalized. the suspect then led police on a chase through howard county. they lost him. the suspect was driving a black bmw with custom rims. a man is in quote critical condition after being struck by a car in bowie. prince george's county police tell us this happened at laurel-bowie road and annapolis bowie road. he was taken to the nearby hospital. one u.s. marine is dead and
18 others are injured after a training accident in southern california. this happened yesterday at camp pendleton. all we know is that a single vehicle rolled over during routine training. the focus is is on the injured marines and notifying family. the justice department and new york city district attorney's office are providing $79 million in grants to help rape victims. 1.4 million of that will go to virginia. the funds will be used to cut the backlog of untested rape kits. news4's meagan fitzgerald spoke to one victim who said she waited for results of over one year for her rape kit. >> when i was waiting for my results i felt like i couldn't make any other decisions. i couldn't decide about my future because everything rested in that rape kit. >> now, more victims may get closure. the state of virginia says they will start testing more than 2,000 backlogged kits in the next two years.
hoe represented charles counties for 25 years. we're working to find out more details about his death and funeral arrangements. governor larry hogan has ordered state flags to fly at half-staff to honor james proctor who was 79. you may need to make different reservations for tonight. a salmonella scare has shut down vignola. at least six people became sick and all four had to be hospitalized with salmonella like symptoms. a spokesperson said they're working with the department of health. the restaurant opened in june. >> a lot of other places that the food will be fine today. maybe you can eat outside. >> that's the kind of weather we're having. chuck bell here now with your weather and traffic on the 1s. i like this change, chuck. >> absolutely right, aaron. you pick the restaurant, eun and i will show up to help you eat your meal. lots of great spots along the
14th street, "u" street corridors. make your plans early. now that we know that the weather is going to be nice. 65 now in rockville this morning. 67 in ft. belvoir. the sun is up at 6:46. dry conditions and a few partly cloudy skies out there. temperatures low to mid 60s out the door first thing this morning. mid to upper 60s by 9:00 later on this morning. then the whole school day, recess an "a" today. sunshine is back. could be a little wet grass out there. but high today, low to mid 80s with tons of sunshine and great high school football tonight. for now, a check on the traffic with melissa mollet. >> good morning. we have construction around town. not much. southbound kenilworth avenue at decatur street. one lane blocked. beltway at kenilworth avenue everything is rolling along just fine. 66 at west ox road, inbound and
outbound looking good. big look at the beltway, inner and outer loop rolling along just nicely here and we do have this our only problem at this point as far as crashes go. icc headed into derwood at redland road, only the left shoulder getting by. everything else to the right is blocked from a crash that happened overnight. back to you guys. >> thank you. he's actually leading in some polls, but a late night interview is raising new doubts about whether vice president joe biden will go for the top job in 2016. and we're remembering the attacks of september 11, 2001 this morning. we'll go to new york city where they are preparing for a somber tribute later this morning. ♪
today america remembers 9/11. today marks 14 years since the attacks and there are remembrance ceremonies being held across the nation. nbc's dave wagner joins us from new york's ground zero with more on today's events. good morning to you. >> reporter: yeah, good morning to you, eun. you know, sacred, solemn really a somber day here in new york city. you can barely see the top of one world trade center. a far contrast from september 11, it was a clear day, 8:46 in the morning. the first commercial plane hit the north tower here. 102 minutes later we saw the devastation here and in shanksville, pennsylvania. there was a new memorial there that opened yesterday. 13,000 american children, they were born september 11, 2001. this morning at 9:30, some of
the kids will be at the new york stock exchange to ring the opening bell. a solemn occasion as it is every year. a different kind of somber with the opening of shanksville memorial. in maryland, a piece of the world trade center will be placed at the kensington fire department. in arlington at marymount university, veterans will ring the bell on campus at 8:46 a.m. that's the moment as dave mentioned the first plane hit the world trade center. on the national mall, schoolchildren and veterans will take part in a day of service to help military families. students at the university of maryland are marking september 11th with american flags. nearly 500 people have already shared this video from the nbc washington facebook page. students placed flags around the mall yesterday. the vets organization said it
wanted to remember those who died. 4:47 right now. jon stewart coming to d.c. next week to help lobby congress about a health program for 9/11 survivors. it's set to expire at the end of this month. if it's not extended, survivors and first responders may lose access to doctors or medications. lawmakers also have to decide whether to allocate more money for the 9/11 victims compensation fund. we just got word here at the live desk minutes ago that two michigan lawmakers are out after trying to cover up their affair. representative representative cindy gamrock has been suspended for misconduct. all of this happening in the last 30 minutes. she was having an affair with another lawmaker, representative ted cursor. he submitted his letter on the house floor as his colleagues got ready to vote for a second time to throw him out of office.
now, after their affair was found out, courser sent a phony e-mail claiming he was being blackmailed, thinking that story would make an affair with his colleague less believable. if you can follow all that. virginia's attorney general is bringing attention to unfair and deceptive loans. today, mark herring is changing the consumer protection division to track the predatory car lenders. many failed to make a car payment last year and some lenders charge more than 200% interest. well, this graphic video of a mentally ill inmate who died in custody has been released by the fairfax county sheriff. she says she wants the public to see what happened. the video shows deputies struggling to get natasha mckenna into restraints and a special transport chair so they could move her to a different jail. deputies were wearing protective suits because mckenna had previously thrown bodily fluids at them. they used the taser on her four
times before discovering that she was unresponsive. >> because there was so much inaccurate information that was being put out and it was important that we were able to show exactly the professionalism as well as the restraint as well as the patience that the deputies demonstrated. >> mckenna suffered from schizophrenia. mental health advocates said she should have never been in jail in the first time and a taser should not have been used to subdue her. her death was ruled as an accident. and national army guardsman alek skarlatos and the other two will be in a parade today. all three received france's highest honor for their actions. the iran nuclear deal is
moving forward. senate democrats blocked a disapproval resolution, meaning president obama won't have to veto and the nuclear deal passes a key part in congress. house republicans are trying to find a way to stop the agreement. but the deal is now likely to go through. this morning, presidential candidate carly fiorina is celebrating a pretty big win. her rising poll numbers have earned her a spot on the main stage next week at cnn's republican debate. she is rushing off recent jabs from donald trump. many said he insulted her looks in a recent "rolling stone" interview. he said he did not. tonight he is appearing on "the tonight show" with jimmy fallon. trump is hitting back at republican rival bobby jindal. he went on a tirade against trump at a speech right here in washington yesterday. >> like all narcissists, donald trump is insecure and weak. he's afraid of being exposed. that's why he tells us always and constantly how big and strong and wealthy he is.
>> jindal called trump an ego maniac, dangerous and a carnival act. trump returned fire on twitter saying he only responds to people who register more than 1% in the polls. 4:51 now. some candid and emotional words last night from vice president biden. he is wrestling with whether to run for the white house. nbc's tracie potts is following the story from capitol hill. good morning. >> reporter: yeah, he was on stephen colbert last night and he said it was an emotional interview. he talked about his son beau who passed away recently who had urged his father to run. he talked about beau never complaining during his illness. part of it was an emotional interview and everyone wants to know has he come to a decision about whether or not he's going to run as a democrat and run against hillary clinton? what he said is if you're going to run for president, you need to be in it 110%. is he? here's what he said when asked. >> i'd be lying if i said that i
knew i was there. >> reporter: sounds like he maybe has not yet fully made up his mind and there's not a lot of time left. the democrats debate next month. aaron? >> all right, tracie potts, thank you. all right. chuck bell is here to tell us more about this big change in the weather. refreshing breeze outside. >> focus on the positive. no more 90s, lowering humidity. friday night football. focus on friday. >> i like that. >> i like how you put the today in there. >> yeah, the weekend is looking iffy at best as the rain chances are back here, probably before lunch time tomorrow. outside right now, mostly clear sky. lots of pictures on the twitter feed yesterday. sunrise on the yellow line train
coming over the potomac river. had sunshine out. there thank you for sending that picture in. if you want to share your pictures with me and i can share them with other, my twitter handle @chuck bell 4. i'm also on instagram. we'll give you a share. great looking shot yesterday. that's what our sky will look like this morning as well. temperatures are in the 60s early this morning. and it will rise into the low and mid 80s later on this afternoon. right now though, a partly cloudy sky over washington. 68 degrees with a northwest wind at seven miles an hour. did get rain yesterday finally. not as much as we would have liked in the metro area. only 0.011 of an inch at reagan national. contrast that with annapolis that had over three inches of rain and flash flood warnings in parts of anne arundel yesterday. made a huge difference as far as where you lived to the amount of rain. what to expect today, a cool, dry morning. falling humidity. tons of sunshine. today is going to be a great day
to be outside. 61 now in martinsburg. 70 in st. mary's city. running forecast, back to good running weather. i ran yesterday afternoon. it was a sweat box outside with all the humidity around. at least it wasn't raining. won't be raining this afternoon either. it will be warm. low to mid 80s with the sunshine around for today. if you're outside, have your sunblock ready to go. friday night on the town, early evening plans around 80 degrees. tonight, temperatures down into the low 70s. the weekend i'm getting more and more concerned about your weekend. an 80% chance for rain on your saturday. could be in here as early as lunch time or sooner. saturday night looks wet. sunday morning is probably wet. hit and miss occasional showers sunday afternoon. so sunday will be the better day this weekend. but look how much cooler it will be. highs only in the upper 60s and low 70s on sunday. and then back into beautiful september weather as we get into next week. update on an early morning crash now from melissa mollet. >> good morning. right now, westbound icc still
closed right around redland road. here is what we're hearing. that traffic is being diverted right now at georgia avenue. trying to get some more information about this. it was a big crash with some injuries there here this morning. southbound crain highway at collington road, we have the right lane blocked because of road work. southbound 15 at clay street, a lane blocked in the southbound lanes. big look at the beltway, don't see any major problems and 270 northbound and southbound looking quite good. remember to listen to our friends on wtop 103.5 f.m. when you hop in your car. >> all right, melissa, thank you. kids in high school today are too young to remember the events of september 11th. we'll show you how one school district is offering a new learning opportunity starting next year. plus, big changes coming to the popular street festival happening in d.c. this weekend. we have some of the best parks in the country around here, but at least one county in our area says the parks aren't our area says the parks aren't what they used to be
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and ballistic missiles. there won't be surprise anytime-anywhere inspections. and after ten years, restrictions are lifted and iran could build a nuclear weapon in two months. congress should reject a bad deal. we need a better deal. welcome back. beginning next school year, frederick county, maryland, students can take a class solely about september 11th. it would focus on the envents lead -- events leading up to the terrorist attacks and the aftermath. the school board approved the new class this week. it's not clear which high schools will offer it. the adams morgan day celebration is on for this weekend. but it's going to look different this year. homeowners and businesses are banding together to put on that street festival after losing the original sponsor. 11 shops and restaurants are taking part this year, but there
will not be outdoor food vendors. 18th street and columbia road in northwest are staying open to traffic. adams morgan day is this sunday from noon to 6:00. a lot of people in fairfax county are not happy with the county parks. many of you think that the basic facilities at the parks are not being met. according to "the washington post" last year the county cut park budgets by more than $700,000. a spokesperson for the park system says there's often not enough space at county swimming pools, gyms and other high demand facilities. and stay with us. "news4 today" continues right now at 5:00 a.m. >> "news4 today" starts now. >> remembering one of the darkest days in our nation's history. a look at the ceremonies today here at the pentagon. and in new york city, where
the annual reading of the names of victims will happen later this morning. it is 5:00 a.m. good morning. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> i'm eun yang. it's friday, september 11, 2015. we want to get right to storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell with a look at your forecast. good morning. >> good morning, everybody. friday finally is here. skies are still partly cloudy out there, but the rain has come to an end. friday sunshine is on tap. saturday, rain showers looking more and more likely. and sunday looks very cool around here with an opportunity for some showers on your sunday as well. but for now, in the short term, friday looks fabulous. rain showers have moved out. drier weather is moving in. temperatures in the low to mid 60s across most of the area. nice, cool start this morning, expect full sunshine on your friday. today's highs in the low to m mmid 80s. we'll talk more about the weekend rain chances in ten minutes. for now, a check of traffi w